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Report: Ray Rice will appeal his suspension

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens sits

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens sits on the bench against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of their preseason game at AT&T Stadium on Aug. 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL, according to a report on last night.

The running back was released by the Ravens last Monday after a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.

Shortly after Rice was released, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Rice had been suspended indefinitely.

Rice has until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday -- three days after the NFL notified the players union of the suspension -- to file his appeal, according to the report.

Rice, 27, had three years and $10 million remaining on the five-year, $35-million contract he signed with Baltimore in 2012.

Rice attended a football game Saturday at his alma mater, New Rochelle High School, with his wife and their daughter only days after the high school removed Rice's jersey from its wall of fame and took down a placard honoring him.

The superintendent of schools for New Rochelle, Brian Osborne, said in a statement emailed on Thursday that "our community stands united in the belief that physical violence to settle differences cannot be condoned."

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